...BUT OUR HEART IS IN GIVING HOPE & SHARING STOKE!!
Every 26 seconds a local child decides to drop out of high school.
Each high school dropout costs the local community approximately $340,000.00 per child throughout their lifetime due to welfare and health carecosts.
40% of homeless children drop out of school due to an unstable home environment and a lack of focus.
50% of homeless youth grow up to become homeless adults.
Getaboard's mission is to help fight the high school drop out rate & help break the cycle of homelessness by using action sports and art as a vehicle to empower youth.
We keep kids attention and MAKE LEARNING FUN by using skateboarding, surfing, and art as a vehicle for self discovery and interactive education for homeless and underprivileged youth.
Getaboard focuses on using Montessori-style teaching techniques to introduce youth to the basic principles of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) at work while surfing and skateboarding.
Our unique curriculum helps ignite a child's imagination, engaging them in the learning process while helping them identify and retain information that personally resonates with THEM, sparking THEIR interest in areas THEY enjoy, which one day could potentially turn into a successful STEM-related career.
Funds raised through the action sports instruction and workshops we offered the general public, merchandise sales, events and fundraisers- all help support providing scholarships and equipment for local homeless or underprivileged children who attend our pro-bono clinics, and educational outings. We conduct these programs in partnership with such organizations as the Coalition For The Homeless.
If you would like to help Getaboard SHARE STOKE and GIVE HOPE through action sports and art, please check out ouronline store, make amonthly donationto sponsor a child or sign up to become a Getaboard intern or volunteer.